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Did the Shibutanis have anything to do with Mirai situation?

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by apatinar, Jan 13, 2014.

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  1. apatinar

    apatinar Active Member

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    Did the Japanese American Shibutanis who made the team the night before have anything to do with the decision to leave Mirai off the team? Was the potential of having 3 Japanese on the USA squad a little too much for the USFS and the American public? There is so much mystery and confusion about the Mirai decision.. Although this probably wasn't verbally brought up in the closed door meeting, was the potential of having 3 Japanese people plus the Chinese Zhang on a 15 person squad a potential marketing nightmare for the USFS? Did they think that this would permanently change the face of skating in 10 years time sort of like how Michelle Kwan is responsible for the abundance of Asians now in the current USA skating ranks..
    This whole Mirai situation is a HOT MESS and I am absolutely gutted for her.. I really wish she would lawyer up and force the USFS to do the right thing.. Mirai was hosed big time and I feel that there were so many devious factors that played into the decision... and not just the ones in the dusty old rulebook they fished out of the attic to send Wagner.
     
  2. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa #Beckywiththebadgrades

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  3. Really

    Really Boston 2016 - I came, I saw, I loved it!

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    Wow...just wow...
     
  4. quartz

    quartz Never ever let anyone dull your sparkle.

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  5. overedge

    overedge not your emotional support turkey

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    WTF? So keeping Asian skaters off the Olympic team is going to make that "abundance of Asians" go away?
     
  6. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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  7. marmalade

    marmalade Stalking Cizeron's Instagram

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    barbk Well-Known Member

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  9. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    I've been thinking you are a troll for a few days now and the answer to that question is finally a resounding yes. Thanks for making it so clear.
     
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    rosewood Well-Known Member

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  11. walei

    walei Well-Known Member

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    Your post is a HOT MESS.
     
  12. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Liza, Julia, Elena, Evgenia, Russian pairs

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    I don't think so. It's entirely an individual vs her fed type situation, IMO.
     
  13. eurodance2001

    eurodance2001 Well-Known Member

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    When is this going to be closed?? This is BS..
     
  14. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    "Na, they were too busy plotting to underthrow the I.S.U."
    :confused: "Don't you mean overthrow?"
    "Believe me, under $peedy, you could never throw it far enough!"
     
  15. allezfred

    allezfred Crazy Uber Staff Member

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    You are a tool and the admins at FSU have no time for this. Thread closed. :rolleyes:
     
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